Michael Veach is reviving the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm series every other month through December. February’s topic will be Old Bottles And Collecting. April’s topic will be Bourbon in Food. June’s topic will be The New Whiskey Row. August’s topic will be Women Distillers. October’s topic will be Bourbon Cocktails. And December will feature a Repeal Day party.
The Bourbon Classic is growing bigger and better every year. I always look forward to the cocktail and small plates competition on Friday and the breakout sessions on Saturday!
The New Orleans Bourbon Festival is back and it’s going to be better than ever! There will be food, bourbon, and lots of new bourbon friends to make, not to mention bourbon and cigar pairing classes taught by yours truly!
Moonshine University offers a multitude of classes, including the 6 day distillers course for anyone who seeks the experience of distilling from grain to bottle or anyone who thinks they might want to start their own distillery.
I always love attending the barrel rolling competition and the Master Distiller’s Auction at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. And who knows, maybe I will finally get around to attending the black tie gala this year!
Bonus: The Bourbon and Beyond Festival – This is more about the music than the bourbon, but there will be major headliners from both! Last year’s headliners included Stevie Nicks and there was a Mashed Stage for bourbon headliners and demonstrations as well as a speakeasy style bar.
If we missed anything, please let us know! Cheers!
Maggie Kimberl is a bourbon writer focusing on bourbon culture and tourism in Louisville and Kentucky. When she's not covering the bourbon beat you can find her browsing through vintage vinyl with her kids or tending to her homegrown tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/LouGirl502 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lougirl502/ and check out her blog LouGirl502.com.